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Artist Kathy Morris


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The Artist Says:


Talent is over rated. I believe that talent is nothing more than the love of something. God has placed in our hearts the love of doing something. We do that thing that we love over and over and over because we love it. And guess what?  We become really good at it. Then people recognize the skills we have developed because of our hard work and they call us talented.




Biography


 
 
Kathy Morris  B. 1954 
Unbeknownst to her family, between the ages of two and three, the high fevers of three childhood diseases destroyed most of Kathy's hearing.
By the time her hearing loss was discovered, she had already learned to cope and communicate by reading lips,
facial expressions and body language. Being a consummate people watcher was the genesis of  Kathy's  fascination
with the human face and form and her obsession to "capture" it. Consequently, Morris' work is centered upon portraiture
and portraying the human figure.

 
Education
 
As a self-taught water-colorist, Kathy Morris painted commissioned portraits solely in watercolor for many years. To broaden her skills Morris sought out and studied classical technique through workshops with many of today's top representational  portrait artists including: David Kassan, Sean Cheetham, Julio Reyes, Candice Bohannon among others. Her paintings have been the subject of international and national group exhibitions, garnering awards on the international and national level.  
 
Selected Awards
 
2020-  HONORABLE MENTION: ANIMAL CATEGORY: 15th International ARC Salon 2020-2021
             FINALIST : PORTRAITURE, FIGURATIVE & DRAWING  CATEGORIES: 15th International ARC Salon 2020-21
             HONORABLE MENTION: The Artists Magazine's 2020 Annual International Art Competition -Portraits
             FINALIST: 12TH STROKES OF GENIUS   International Competition: published in The Best of Drawing Magazine 
             SELECT 50 :  2020 Portait Society of America's International Portrait Competition
             FIRST PLACE: Atlanta Portrait Society Fall  Open Juried Exhibition
            FIRST PLACE: Atlanta Portrait Society Spring Juried Exhibition 
             PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Metro Montage XX National Juried Exhibit
2019 - HONORABLE MENTION: The Artists Magazine  2019 Annual International Art Competitions- Portraits
             FINALIST: International Artist Magazine's Art Prize Challenge No. 114 PEOPLE & FIGURES
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